Sir Walter’s Nervousness

Sir Walter – 1890 b. h. by Midlothian (GB) – La Scala by Joe Hooker

“Sir Walter, the winner of this year’s Brooklyn handicap, is a game, speedy, honest little horse, but so nervous and high-strung that when he is changed from one racetrack to another, he stands in his box stall, with his head in the air, ears pricked, listening for the bugle to sound the call to the post. He won’t eat, but stands in a corner and shivers with excitement; of course, when the race does come off, he is pounds below his true form, and does not run like the real Sir Walter.”
(Harry P. Mawson / Los Angeles Times, 06/28/1896)

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